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ASTRA: Developing Policies & Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change in the Baltic Sea Region

Type of Entry: Project
Website: http://www.astra-project.org
Duration: 06/2005 - 12/2007

Focussing on the Baltic Sea Region (BSR), the project "Developing Policies & Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change in the Baltic Sea Region" (ASTRA) assesses regional impacts of the ongoing global change in climate and, then, develop adequate strategies and policies for climate change adaptation.

The project will address threats arising from climate change in the BSR, such as extreme temperatures, droughts, forest fires, storm surges, winter storms and floods.

In order to elaborate adaptation and mitigation strategies it is inevitable to involve regional and local spatial planners and stakeholders. Entry points and integration to existing planning processes and methods will be identified. Climate change impacts and vulnerability of regions are studied in several regional and local case studies.

Keywords: Climate change, Global warming
Towards Climate Change Adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region - Results of the Case Studies (998.737 Bytes)
Contact: Michael Staudt
Geological Survey of Finland / Geologian tutkimuskeskus (GTK)
Betonimiehenkuja 4
02151 Espoo
Telephone: +358 20 550 2341
Fax: +358 20 550 12
Website: http://www.gtk.fi
Partner: Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) (http://www.gtk.fi)
Centre for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS) (http://www.tkk.fi/Units/Separate/YTK/)
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) (http://www.pik-potsdam.de)
University of Latvia (http://www.lu.lv)
Tallinn Pedagogical University (http://www.tlu.ee)
Geological Survey of Estonia (EGK) (http://www.egk.ee)
Environmental Centre for Administration and Technology (ECAT) (http://www.ecat.lt)
Vilnius University (http://www.vu.lt)
Polish Geological Institute(PGI) Gdansk (http://www.pgi.gda.pl)
Baltic Sea Research Institute Warnemuende (IOW) (http://www.io-warnemuende.de)
Institute of Geology & Geography (http://www.geo.lt)
City of Raahe (http://www.raahe.fi)
City of Klaipeda (http://www.klaipeda.lt)
TuTech Innovation GmbH (http://www.tutech.de)
City of Espoo (http://www.espoo.fi)
Pirkanmaa Regional Environmental Centre (http://www.environment.fi)
The Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities (http://www.kuntaliitto.fi)
City of Kokkola (http://www.kokkola.fi)
Financed by: Interreg III B programme of the European Union (http://www.bsrinterreg.net/)